When Home Inspections Matter

When Home Inspections Matter

What appears at first to be a routine inspection on a ten-year-old home can quickly become a lesson in why having an initial inspection is so vital to the home-buying experience. An inspection on this home when it was newly built or even a maintenance inspection,...
Getting out of the Danger Zone

Getting out of the Danger Zone

We all expect our home inspector to highlight problems with the structure or operation of the HVAC but what about safety issues? In the home inspection pictured below, the home inspector found loose boards and a gap in the railing. These items hadn’t bothered the...
Raindrops might lead to puddles in your crawl space

Raindrops might lead to puddles in your crawl space

With all of the recent rainfall, homeowners in the Charlotte area should check their homes for standing water or excessive moisture. In the inspection depicted below, the home had excessive moisture levels that were already causing structural damage. Intrusion by...
Cutting Corners on the Roof

Cutting Corners on the Roof

It happens. You know the roof needs to be repaired and after you get the quote, you decide to put it off for just a little longer. Or it’s a small repair and you decide to attempt it yourself. Repairing your own roof can be dangerous – from climbing the ladder...
15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

Article provided by Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko     The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.  ...